Chris Hadfield: David Bowie was an extremely famous person and an intensely private person. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has said he was “disbelieving and sad” when he heard the news of David Bowie’s death. Cmdr Hadfield’s vers(...)

Rain pours down during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the opening of the State Commemorative Programme for 2016 in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Prince Charles may be invited to an Easter Rising commemorative event, the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys has said(...)

Lucy Close and Jeremy Spong Lucy, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Jeremy, from Chichester in West Sussex, met in London while working at th(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/washingtonphotographer.com

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

Revellers at the St Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday in Munich. Photograph: Ferdinand zur Lippe

Munich was green and glorious on Sunday afternoon for the 20th annual St Patrick’s Day parade, the largest in continental Europe. The Bavarian capital(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown runs into the prayer vigil  against the “display on the website of the Vatican-based Pontifical Council for Culture

Oh dear. On Valentine’s Day too. And as the film Fifty Shades of Grey, with its themes of domination, humiliation and bondage, took over the media. Wi(...)

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh

There have always been places of worship to which maidens are sent as tribute. The Rose of Tralee’s Wicker Man is out of shot, but trust me, it’s t(...)

Northern Ireland’s Paddy Barnes celebrates winning gold in the light flyweight category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Photograph: Ian McNicol/Inpho.

The BBC dedicated six channels to their coverage of the Commonwealth Games. For a conglomerate of minority sports, it got quite a showing.A corner of (...)